08-09 Week 8 Tuesday Night Scoreboard Club

Here's a look at what caught my eye from Tuesday's games (1/20/09).
  • No real surprises in the Classic Suburban. Mike Bruesewitz dominant in a big win to put Sibley alone on top of the Classic Suburban.
  • Jefferson over Eastview in the Lake. The Jaguars get 23 from Moses Alipate in the win. They stay 1 game behind Eden Prairie.
  • Burnsville easily defeats Eagan. They too are 1 game back of EP and host EP on Friday night.
  • Henry lost 2 in Chicago over the weekend and then got drilled by Hopkins 101-28. No Jordan Hughes for the Patriots in that one though. I didn't see anything from Marcus Williams for Hopkins in the box either. If Williams doesn't go on Saturday and Broghammer is visiting Notre Dame, maybe my hometown Aquinas Blugolds have a glimmer of hope.
  • How about Matt Zager of Shakopee putting up 50 on Farmington last night. Against guys like Josh Zitzmann and Jake Lippert that's a big time performance.
  • Nathan Johnson with 35 for Heritage, but SPA gets 24 and 11 from Evan McMillan to hang on for the 4 point road win. (Czar's Note 1/21/09, Heritage won that game by 4)
  • 29 from Trey Scott as Spring Lake Park goes to Cooper and gives all they want in a 4 point loss. Rodney Williams Jr with 22 in the win that gives Cooper sole possession of 1st.
  • Irondale loses by 8 at BSM and they've lost 10 of 11, but there's hope. 6'3 Soph Bryan Sprang put up 31 on Rodney Williams last Friday and had 21 last night. But they gave up 25 to Darren Glover while holding Peter Crawford to 12. Irondale with 13 triples in that game.
  • Jacob Thomas with only 14 but Columbia Heights still manages to survive 46 from Fridley's Isaiah Thomas. Back-to-Back 46 point games for the 6'6 wing. Monster season for him and the reason they're 9-4. This loss puts them 3 back of Cooper and 2 back of Spring Lake Park.
  • What a night in the NW Suburban. Park Center gets a buzzer beater to win in OT at Blaine. Elk River gets clobbered at Centennial and they're now 0-4 in the league. Ho hum, Sam Dower with 33 as Osseo wins again. Centennial goes to Maple Grove on Friday as both teams only have 1 league loss. Look for the size of MG to be a factor in that one as I think they win easily.
  • Hastings gives up 41 to Woodbury's Nick Quicksell, but they get the OT win at Woodbury.
  • Mike Muscala with 35 as Roseville defeats Forest Lake. Roseville staying right in the thick of the Suburban East race.
  • St. Paul Harding gets their 1st win of the year with a 2 pt home OT win over Southwest. Dominique Dawson with 30 for the Lakers and they give up 34 to Ernest Mang.
  • Spectrum goes on the road and upsets New Life Academy with Grant Spark only getting 8 points and allowing Robbie Anderstrom to get his 22. NLA now 6-7. Spectrum has now defeated NLA and they won at MCAA leader Lester Prairie at Christmas. They're now 6-4. Could they be making a run at a high seed in the west subsection of 4A. They'll have their chance with games against West Lutheran, Heritage, PACT and Meadow Creek.
  • Some outstate flavor too. Triple OT as Bethlehem Academy hangs on for a 76-73 road win over the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie. That wins puts the #4A Cardinals in control of the Gopher Conference (head-head wins over the 2 teams they're tied with).


  1. Heritage won by four, not SPA

  2. In what was sure to be the "best match-up in the MRC this season" Marshall Bjorklund controlled the Wolverines against The Fire. 36 pts, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks. The fire played some hard, hard-nosed defense but still couldn't slow him down (15 of 18 FG). 75 - 57 Wolverines

  3. Madskills thank you, I'll fix that. You wonder if a person's eyes go buggy looking at all the scores? That's the proof.

    Giesenator, what you do think of the matchup with Jordan, they're having a nice year. What a monster game for Marshall. Does he appear to be bothered at all by the off season shoulder injury?

  4. For the first Sibley/Jordan game I anticipated a very close game that would come down to a few late possessions, but I was wrong. Since then Jordan has been playing lights out with the complementary forwards of Maleshenko and Oakes. A few things I noticed in the first match up:
    1. Oakes was trying too hard to take down Marshall one on one. Now Oakes is a very good forward, but Marshall has impeccable timing when it comes to shot blocking and he very rarely is drawn up into the air. That made Oakes force up too many weak shots that had little chance of success. Granted he was all over the place that game, making plays on both ends, he just couldn't take down Marshall one on one.
    2. Maleshenko is a very good swing forward. I remember watching him in warm ups watching him consistently knocking down the 15 foot jumper. When it came to game time though, they were not looking for him off the screens like they should have been. He was open and had his opportunities, but they had a hard time skipping the passes to him.
    3. Jordan is a very, very good team. They are definitely for real, but they are lacking true guard play. Their point was dribbling the ball off his knees, ankles, and the other guys arms. Sibley East was able to force the turnover, and then quickly put up two. Marshall has the luxury of having four other shooters on the floor at any given time who can hit the long jumper (Berg (played AAU this past year), Goetsch, Agre, Rettman, Herd, Dietz.. they can all shoot). Yuriy and T.J do not have the consistent shooters on the perimeter to help them out with the tough double teams.

    Although I expect game two of this match up to be fierce, I just do not see Sibley East losing on their floor. Jordan will finish second in the conference though, over decent Holy Family and Mayer Lutheran squads.

  5. Interesting game for CHOF last night. Meadow Creek wasn't going to let Fiscus beat them, triple and quad teaming allnight, they held him to 8 points(13 rebs), but our guards came through and the outside game I knew we had made a showing, as we hit 8 of 11 triples. Strandlund had a decent game (12pts)as the Lions won 60-54. I think our gurad play is starting to recover, we'll find out thursday against PACT.

  6. PACT, nice team, but we held them off 67-63. Fiscus had a bounce back game 19 pts, 18 bds. The guard play continues to improve and score as well. Strandlund only had 6 points, but pulled down 11 boards. Mathis is a beast for PACT!qob

  7. I was at the Spring Lake Park v. Cooper game and there is no way Trey Scott only had 29 points. The guy made at least 15 three pointers. Hmmm, must be something with the box score. Great job, I enjoy your postings. And lastly, go Hawks!


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